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Advanced Introduction to Private Law
  • Jan M Smits
This introduction to private law takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches – on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance – are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general.
  • Private law,
  • Human flourishing,
  • Property law,
  • Tort law,
  • Contract law,
  • Inheritance law,
  • Family law
Publication Date
Edward Elgar Publishing
Citation Information
Jan M Smits. Advanced Introduction to Private Law. Cheltenham and Northampton(2017)
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